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exanimate

Line breaks: ex|ani¦mate
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsanɪmət
 
, ɛkˈsanɪmət
 
/

Definition of exanimate in English:

adjective

rare
Showing no sign of life; lifeless: his exanimate body
More example sentences
  • The billows of death overwhelmed him, and cast his exanimate body on the desolate shore.
  • It is a petrifaction — a fossil, existing, it is true, in a fine state of keeping, but still an exanimate stone.
  • When Laura plays the piano, her adorer stands there, one moment an exanimate statue, the next a disembodied spirit.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin exanimatus 'deprived of life', from ex- 'out' + animatus (see animate).

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